— NLAPH Fellow, Year 1

"The tools and resources that were shared with me and my team throughout the National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health were indispensible for me in my growth as a leader."

Evaluation and Impact

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NLAPH EVALUATION: The National Leadership Academy for the Public's Health Cohort 4 Evaluation Report has been released. Download the evaluation report here to read about 2015's cohort, program background and implementation, participant satisfaction and progress, and program outcomes. The report was prepared by our external evaluation partners, Center for Community Health and Evaluation.



Three issue briefs on the impact of the National Leadership Academy for the Public’s Health (NLAPH) are available for download. These documents focus on policy, cross sector leadership, and systems change. The briefs are part of a suite of reports on results of an evaluation commissioned by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to assess the longer-term impact of NLAPH on development of critical leadership capacities and the impact on community health.

  1. Healthy policies: NLAPH supports leaders for change
  2. Cross-sector leadership: different paths, same goals
  3. Fostering systems change and upstream thinking


ONGOING IMPACT: The amazing work that takes place as part of our leadership academy does not end with the program year but continues through ongoing efforts to advance team leadership skills and achieve health equity in communities across the nation. Please see the Ongoing Impact Feature for more alumni stories and check back often for updates!


Updates and Videos from Heart of New Ulm

The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) of NLAPH’s fourth cohort (2015) recently contacted CHLP with several updates on their ongoing work. First, Health Catalyst, a data warehousing, analytics and outcomes-improvement company, has recently produced a 20-minute documentary on HONU’s work. The film highlights the progress they have made in community health the past several years. Premiered at the Health Care Analytics Summit held in September, the documentary highlights how their Hearts Beat Back initiative to reduce heart disease has guided the community to experience an amazing population health transformation, and created impressive health and financial outcomes. Also, Toby Freier, president of HONU’s partner hospital, gave the keynote address at the same Health Analytics Summit. And last but not least, the City of New Ulm adopted a Complete Streets Policy in October and painted four miles of bike sharrows, installed 22 HONU bike racks around town, developed and distributed safe walking and biking maps, and developed a social media safe driving video. Great work, Heart of New Ulm Project team! Congratulations to all of you!


Colorado Community Center Collaborative Links Public Health and Parks & Rec at Summit

Members of the Colorado Community Center Collaborative team (NLAPH Cohort 2 - 2013), including Brian Kates and Barbara Joyce, have been busy making the connection between public health and parks and recreation. They were both involved in making the second annual Public Health/Parks & Recreation (PHPR) summit scheduled for Friday, February 26 a reality and are also involved in a summit at Indiana University on the topic. The PHPR summit was hosted at a recreation center in Wheat Ridge. Sessions included Healthy Parks, Healthy Vending: Impacting Community Health in Parks and Recreation, A Healthcare and Recreation Partnership, and Community Parks for the Sake of Health, among others. Congratulations, CCCC team!